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Feb 18, 2011 11:00pm EST
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Feb 15, 2011 5:00am EST
with president obama was racist. unbelievable. bernie goldberg will weigh in. >> the egyptian people have spoken. >> as you know the factor has been on the egypt thing for a couple days now and this mumbarak guy, trust me, he ain't going nowhere. >> bill: "saturday night live" keeping alive. >> very good, mr. president. >> the presidential interview. wait until you see this. >> do i have to stay for this? >> sit down. >> caution. you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. ♪ >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama and spending our money. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. the president released his budget for 2012 today. it takes a federal deficit down from 1.6 trillion-dollar to 1.1 trillion, still a huge amount of spending for the federal government, obviously. numbers break down this way. just 90 billion in spending cuts, that's all. and 453 billion in increased revenue. most generated by higher taxes on stuff. republicans say, of course, the cuts are far too small and talking points agrees. here is ho
Feb 16, 2011 3:00am EST
president obama released his budget, he held a press conference to defend it, and issued his first veto threat to the republican house. >> what weighs ten pounds and pleases nobody. >> not good to get a head line on the first day. >> president obama is back to a campaign message on budget cutting. >> we have to be careful. again, let's use a scalpel, not a machete. >> called a budget cut, not a budget massage. >> he is playing a delicate game. >> the government's credit card is on fire. >> where the president cuts with a scalpel republicans are cranking up the chain saw. >> house republicans prepare to offer their deep spending cuts. >> president obama effectively punting it. >> republicans will not punt. everything is on the table. >> the republicans accuse the president of punting and then to punt back. >> the gop is saying that the president punted on this. >> republicans have punted for the past year on all these issues. >> it is going to get boring. >> why are republicans already saying they won't compromise, the tea party won't let them, even if it costs jobs. >> the federal gover
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Feb 9, 2011 4:00am EST
report." good evening, i'm bret baier. we are learning more about president obama's upcoming budget request that is now just days away. it includes the usual and the unusual. specifically, a way to allow states to replenish their strained unemployment insurance funds. but who is going to pay the bill? white house correspondent mike emanuel looks for some answers. >> reporter: vice president biden rode amtrak train to sell the administration's plan to spend $60 million in six careers on high-speed rail. $8 million will be part of the budget plan released on monday. still, biden says the 2012 budget will reflect the administration's spending on cutting spending. >> it is going to hurt, hurt a lot of things we care about. but we have to get it under control. >> the new budget is also going to propose helping the 30 states from california to wisconsin to new york. which borrowed more than $42 billion from washington to cover their tapped unemployment funds. the taxes would take effect in 2014, and sources say they could generate up to $100 billion over a decade by collecting more payrol
Feb 8, 2011 10:00pm EST
? does it feel that way? well, it is a fact. president obama is still under attack for being a tax-and-spend liberal. and for redistributing the wealth in america. my commentary on that coming up. a congressman says federal judges should be put on the endangered species list and an alabama state senator talks about illegal immigration and tells republicans to empty the clip? okay. and the tea party town hall convenes in washington. just as a colorado republican calls it quits. he says, he's tired of the nuts. so am i. this is the story that has me fired up. tonight we lead it off just reminding you, don't ever let any republican lie to you about president obama. he is not a tax-and-spend liberal. income tax payments are at a 60-year low and conservatives won't give president obama an ounce of credit, any credit at all. see, they want to defeat him. the republicans have created a tax narrative around this president right from the beginning. >> he's hiding his real agenda of redistributing your hard earned money. >> the american people are asking the question, where are the jobs? the
Feb 18, 2011 3:00am EST
's still about half of what private sector pensions do. >> critics, including president obama, disagree. >> public employees, they're our neighbors. >> it's not like people are just looking for something to be upset about. >> meanness takes hold after a while and it poisons the whole atmosphere. >> democratic senators in the state are now taking extreme measures. >> democratic lawmakers are now fleeing the state. >> police officers are now looking for democrats in the state's legislature who are refusing to show up for a controversial vote. >> the legislative agenda has ground to a halt. >> while workers protest in wisconsin, washington republicans work on their own cuts and threaten a government shutdown. >> the only people cheering for government shutdown around here are democrats. >> we're terribly disappointed that speaker boehner can't control the votes in his caucus. >> if march 4th comes around and there is no agreement on this current budget, there will be a government shutdown. >> read my lips -- we're going to cut spending. >> read my lips. >> we're going to cut spending. >> g
Feb 23, 2011 11:00pm EST
holder, president obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man who he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to put another check mark in the column of bou
Feb 23, 2011 8:00pm EST
suppression. >> according to attorney general eric holder, president obama has concluded he can no longer defend a federal law defining marriage as only between a man and woman. >> the justice department says it has concluded that that provision of the law, declining to recognize marriages in states where they're permitted, is unconstitutional. >> even you're evolving. >> you're not going to change his mind. >>> good evening. governor scott walker has insisted day after day that his budget repair bill is about saving money and not about union busting. but in a phone conversation with a man he believed to be billionaire david koch, walker let down his guard and said it. >> this is about public-sector unions. you essentially are having taxpayers money being used to pay to lobby for spending more of taxpayers money. it is absolutely ridiculous. it is not just what walker said about unions that has excited the governor's critics, it is his staff's desperate eagerness to put a man he said was koch on with their boss, without feeling any need to check if it actually was mr. koch. that seems to
Feb 9, 2011 5:30am EST
expire at the end of this month. >>> president obama is expected to host house republican leaders at the white house for a little lunch in what the administration says is an effort to improve cooperation across party lines. those attending include speaker john boehner, majority leader eric cantor and majority whip kevin mccarthy. mccarthy will be on "morning joe" later this morning, by the way. cantor will apparently head into today's meeting not pleased, let's put it that way, after the president's speech to the chamber of comments. said obama's remarks, this sort of quid pro quo, that if washington acts to whatever it is the president is proposing, whether it's reducing the corporate rates or whether it's passing trade bills, business owes it to the country to do x, y, z, i think, the government is missing its mark. >>> they'll have language to with hold funding now. they say they'll just withhold funding. cantor says i expect to see one way or the other the product coming out of the house to the speak to that and to preclude any funding to be used for that, talking about the he
Feb 14, 2011 5:30am EST
it. >>> getting more republican reaction to the obama administration's handling of the egyptian crisis. speaker john boehner said the white house dealt with ton rest as best it could. >> egypt's been a strong ally 0 the united states for 30 years and this is clearly a very complex situation. but when people are crying out for freedom, when they're crying out for democracy, i think our country has a responsibility to listen. >> and do you think president obama did it efficiently, effectively? >> i think they have handled a difficult situation about as well as it could be handled. >> senator john mccain said the united states should have anticipated what happened in egypt. >> we should have seen this coming when the egyptian government failed to move forward with a process of demott riization. >> some of the harshest criticism of former governor of minnesota pawlenty hoping to run against president obama in 2012 slamming the administration for a quote nearly incoherent response. >> what should president obama have said to the protesters? what would you have done with the first ins
Feb 14, 2011 6:00pm EST
with ce cenk uyger. >>> president obama's budget cuts go towards the right. did the right give him any credit for it? what do you think? here's what he got for his effo efforts. nothing. tens of thousands of protesters march in the streets s os of t as tear gas is used on them. i'm going to debate tonight on the social revolution in iraq opinion plus, exposing a huge divide in the republican party. they're booing and hollering at each other. and ron fall is driving the accomplishment crazy. who's right and who's wrong? an explosive associated press speci special. an investigation shows dead detainees with zero accountability. a reporter reveals all the details tonight. now today, president obama rolled out hids nes nearly $4 trillion budget. it axes $1 trillion in programs for the next ten years. let's look at the numbers. he has cut $200 billion over the next two years. $200 billion in saving s. that's got to do it, right? that's a huge amount to cut. let's do math. i like math on this program. as you remember, nay just had an $858 billion in tax cuts over the next two years. when yo
Feb 12, 2011 5:00am EST
president obama says he's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim or something like it. check out this graphic moment from fox news of a franklin's focus group with republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how many of you believe that here? wow. >> well, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%. they believe this nonsense apparently. remember, these are the folks who picked the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa republican caucus-attenders. republicans, religion, and realty, our top story tonight. >>> plus, suspicions confirmed. when all those tea partiers won in november they threatened republicans, we thought. now they help vote down an extension of the patriot act. orrin hatch is so afraid of getting primaried, it looks like he crashed a tea party event last night. >>> it's the right wingers who talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard and egypt and not the supporters, people in tahrir square? could it be that they see fre
Feb 14, 2011 5:00pm EST
of the revolution in egypt. tonight what you need to know about how the right plans to run against president obama. if this is the starting lineup i can only imagine what characters they have sitting on the bench. today the unrest erupted in yemen and bahrain and iran. there's no footage, of course, because they won't allow it but our producer reports thousands have gathered and fought with security forces in tehran. could we be witnessing the start of a new iranian revolution and you might even end up having a republic over there. obama presents his budget. is what he showed us and the republicans today a lure, a first attempt to bring both sides together and cut the debt? and glenn beck may be losing it. what else can you say when he say the communists are behind the egyptian revolution. and the islamists are trying to infiltrate the american right-wing. let's begin with the right-wing jamboree called cpac. the washington bureau chief for mother jones and msnbc political analyst and josh marshall is founder of talking points memo. here's a taste of what we heard at cpac didn't interesting things
Feb 25, 2011 6:00pm EST
obama in 2007. >> and understand this, if american workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when i'm in the white house, i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself and walk on that picket line with you as president of the united states ofç america, because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner. >> oh, that is so true. where is that man? where is he? what happened? now that you're in the white house you couldn't find a comfortable pair of shoes to get out there on that picket line. he said i'll be right there with you. since thursday, not a word, not a word. what has he done since collective bargaining rights of the people in wisconsin have been challenged? i'm telling you. he doesn't have comfortable shoes on, he has comfortable slippers on. and he put them on. of course, the excuse he always uses is oh, no, it would be a distraction. it would seem like -- of course it's political! it's a tough political fight. you know who they could use? they could use their leader. but he hasn't gone out there. he hasn't even said
Feb 15, 2011 7:00pm EST
that president obama was not born in america. what this means is that in order to be nominated for the republican nomination a republican has to pretend or actually deny that president obama is a legitimate president he would be running against. the lie that won't die is our top story tonight. and speaking of those republican candidates, where are they? why hasn't a serious candidate even declared yet? could it be as joe scarborough suggests in politico this morning that they secretly believe that obama is going to be very hard to beat next year? "morning joe" himself joins us tonight. joe scar borough in ten minutes. >>> plus, the phony case for war against iraq. "the guardian" reports today that the source the bush administration relied on known as curveball believed that -- there was no weapons of mass nuclear weapons. no wonder donald rumsfeld doesn't repeat the lie in his new book. the budget. i get the politics but why is president willing to cut programs he knows work. final out on a limbaugh. we've been looking for a republican that would say limbaugh doesn't represent the republican par
Feb 13, 2011 12:30pm PST
it to the american people. >> president obama tries to patch things up with big business. >> if you are trying to decide whether to invest or expand, you don't know what is coming at you. >> two more senators decide to pack it in, jim webb and jon kyl. and congressman resigns. a warning in the digital age. the honor of the redskins says he has beeee smeared and slandered. he is suing. >> frog is wrong and that is what it is all about. -- wrong is wrong and that's what it's all about. captioned by the national captioning institute >> mubarak steps down, and power to the egyptian military. what happens next? we don't know for sure. nobody knows for sure the scene in tahrir square after the announcement was made -- people were absolutely overjoyed at the news. mubarak was still in power as of early friday morning. he had moved to shamr el-sheikh, but he finally got the message and stepped down. apparently what he did was extra constitutional. he handed it over to the military. i don't know what this means. what is next for the egyptian people? who can say, charles? >> well, loo
Feb 9, 2011 10:00pm EST
that president obama is a muslim? well, it gets worse. they also think that the president hates america. first lady michelle obama re spopds. this is the story that has me fired up first tonight, folks. for the second time this week, president obama reached out to the obstructionists who were on a mission to see him fail. on monday, the president went over to the chamber of commerce and told america's business leaders to show some economic patriotism but creating some jobs. well, today the president had house republicans over for lunch. he met with john boehner, house majority whip kevin mccarthy and eric cantor. cantor was smauking smack before the big lunch with the president. cantor took the president to task for his statement that he made in the chamber on monday. >> as we work with you to make america a better place to do business, i'm hoping that all of you are thinking what you can do for america. ask yourselves what you can do to hire more american workers. what you can do to support the american economy and invest in this nation. >> what you can do to help america. it's a golden sound
Feb 12, 2011 2:00pm EST
the obama administration tand democrat congress pursued an agenda of every frustrated liberal at the expense of the public good and contrary to the will of the people. when america needed a growth strategy to revive our session-racked economy, the obama administration and the pelosi-reid congress gave us a $1 trillion stimulus bill that only stimulated more government. as unemployment soared to 10%, america needed and called for policies that would spur job creation. instead of focusing on jobs, the obama administration and its democrat congress spent a year concocketting a government-run health care system, one that stifles job creation as well as drives up the cost of health care. at a time when we desperately needed incentives to create new jobs, president obama and his congressional allies tried to impose the biggest tax increase in american history on small business owners by letting the bush tax cuts expire. two years of their calling for these massive tax increases caused more uncertainty among employers, making them reluctant to hire anybody or spend more money. along the way, the pr
Feb 13, 2011 3:00pm PST
a magic moment for the obama administration? >> it depends on how it works out. it has a few more steps to go here. including what happens in other nations. but just a lot riding on -- just elaborating on colby's point on education and the long history of egypt. these folks and egypt just organize through facebook, twitter, and street talk. -- and straight talk to the overthrow of a 30-year government. the idea that they don't have experience with democracy, it true, but they are smart and are obviously capable of using as many tools to organize -- >> what did he shut it down for awhile? -- but didn't he shut it down for awhile? >> and then they found a way to get around it. these people on the banister did they have quite a bit of stability. >> just one factual point on the muslim brotherhood. it held 88 seats in the last election. as far as political payoff for american foreign policy achievements, at the camp david accords, jimmy carter loses. the berlin wall comes down, germany is the unite -- is reunited, george bush's defeat it. have determined, nato, this is rest of europe, -- ha
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
spending cuts. president obama huddles with senate democrats over his new budget proposal and a man many would like to see running for president makes an impression here in d.c. live from the studio in washington. this is special report. >> brett: good good evening. the ballot how to save your money is getting tougher. federal government's balance sheet is getting lower as the days tip down toward a major deadline. carl cameron is watching the fiscal carnage on capitol hill. good evening. >> reporter: in the quest to cut more than $60 billion from current spending congress today approved an amendment that would de-fund a back up engine for the ficht 35 joint fighter jet. it could cost a lot of jobs and would save more than $3 billion over the next couple of years on a jet engine the pentagon said they didn't want in the first place. >> when it comes to cutting programs by democrats, the left is fighting back from those that jobs could be lost. >> this is deeper than what we have faced before. >> reporter: democrats blasted the plan to eliminate the budget for corporation for public broad
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Feb 1, 2011 3:00am EST
get replaced by a psycho and obama watched a golden moment for real change slip by. maybe if he did something about that uprising this one could be different, or at least better than the pro bowl. it sucked. and if you disagree with me, you are worse than hitler. >> i'm going to you first. you are rather calm today. it is about egypt, and it made me feel optimistic. at the beginning i just don't sense anything good coming from this. you said this resolution is good. mubarak has to go. he has had a good run. and the military, they don't like -- they are not going to let the muslim brotherhood get involved. you have a pretty optimistic take about what lies ahead. right? >> well, i'm allergic to the absolute hysteria which is what i have been hearing from the media. i don't think the muslim brotherhood are good guys. and if there are democratic elections, they are going to get some parliament seats, probably a chunk of them. in democracy, sometimes al franken wins. the bottom line on this is we can't change the momentum here. mubarak is toast. the military said, hey, we are not going t
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Feb 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
. that name not as much as gamal going. >> it was just several days ago president obama was calling for mu pew to leave immediately. now the administration wants mubarak to stay put. tell us about that? >> reporter: it is being perceived in egypt, they believe it is critical that mubarak stays on for the reasons of a smooth transition. frank wisner saying it is crucial. he believes if mubarak stays on there will be a peaceful and orderly transition to democracy. >> i believe that president mubarak's continued leadership is critical. it is his opportunity to write his own legacy. >> reporter: sigh mull taken ly, -- simultaneously, secretary of state clinton said the process must be supported. she believes democratic elections have to take place. which is what the protesters want. >> what will be the impact if you can sense it among the anti-government protesters now that the obama administration, no longer appears to be pushing for mubarak's immediate removal? >> reporter: those protesters never believed they had the full backing of america however much the white house is making statements. the
Feb 9, 2011 3:00am EST
. >>> president obama's approval rating this week is 46%, exactly the same as president clinton and six points higher than president reagan at this time in their presidencies. president obama is now focused on the same issue they were at this point. jobs. >> i do have one quick scheduling announcement. >> the president's outreach mission continues. >> the president will host speaker boehner, majority leader can tore, for lunch here at the white house. >> the speaker finally rsvps yes, and they even agreed on the topic. >> they should be talking about jobs. >> we will get domestic spending to the lowest level as a share of gdp since eisenhower. >> republicans agree on the obama goal of creating jobs, and cutting spending, but how? >> spokesman for house speaker john boehner says quote, rather than doubling down on his job questioning agenda, the president should work with republicans to reduce economic uncertainty and create jobs. spending is what is going on. it is the source of problems. we have to grow the economy. >> they are not too receptive to this idea. >> but creating jobs is not what
Feb 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
society said ike was a communist, they now believe obama is an avatar of a burgeoning caliphate. >>> president obama defended his budget today, but did he really defend social security? my take on that. i'm coming. >>> also, tonight president clinton bias on the supreme court? clarence thomas is in trouble. >>> and expos are the tea party, a special available reveals where the money goes. the reporter who broke that story joins us. >>> first, let me show you what he said, and then i'll explain. >> you talked about social security medicare and medicaid. the truth is social security is not the huge contributor that the other two entitlements are. i'm confident we can get social security done in the same way that ronald reagan, tip o'neil were able to get it done, by parties coming together, making some modest adjustments, i think we can avoid slashing benefits, and i think we can make it stable and stronger for not only this generation, but for the next generation. >> stronger for the next generation. remember, tip o'neil and ronald reagan wound up making some cuts to social secur
Feb 9, 2011 6:00am EST
was very tough on him. i mean, i question obama. that's what you're supposed to do. by the way, o'reilly, you know, that's what o'reilly does and obama knew what he was getting into. it would be much better to have that back and forth which worked well for barack obama, thank you very much. >> pat buchanan, norah o'donnell and jonathan capehart. there you go. >> it's stunning, though. bill maher, bill o'reilly's not a patriot? >> that's ridiculous. >> look at what bill maher said about george w. bush and dick cheney. they were body blows for eight straight years. >> look, you invite bill o'reilly for a q & a, you get bill o'reilly for a q & a. sam donaldson did the same thing when he interviewed presidents back in the 1980s. people would say, here comes sam. if you can't handle it, get out of the kitchen. >> the president did handle it. i think the president got the best of everybody on there and the millions and millions and millions of people watching saw a president when he was asked why do people hate you, saw him laugh. he brushed the question aside and this is good for him.
Feb 28, 2011 5:00pm EST
they need to get and stay elected. >>> plus president obama's looking to republicans at least like a winner next year. only five flawed or poorly known candidates look ready to take the plunge. to quote peggy lee, is that all there is? >>> also, who blinked on the government shutdown? democrats agree to cuts, but they were cuts president obama had already called for. the real story here may be that once again neither side is ready to actually cut those big ones. social security, medicare. you get hurt doing that stuff. >>> and did you catch this from the weekend? defense secretary robert gates told west point cadets that any defense chief like him who advises the president to send another large land army into asia, the middle east or africa should, quote, have his head examined. did gates the guy w. named secretary of defense just say the iraq war was a mistake, finally? >>> finally for us, let me finish tonight with a great man who made what may be his last appearance at the oscars last night. someone who truly deserves our praise. >>> we begin with what the republicans are up to as they t
Feb 17, 2011 7:00pm EST
including president obama's grass root organizations. they include limits on collective bargaining. among the governor's proposals, prohibiting unions from deducting dues from paychecks. cash-strapped states from coast to coast are watching this showdown. so is the president of the united states. >> some of what i have heard coming out of wisconsin where you are just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally, seems like more of an assault on unions. >> governor walker says he had no choice and was elected to make tough decisions. the plan is in limbo, because state senate democrats, they boycotted their session and there was not enough members to move ahead with the planned votes. let's discuss the states and the national implications. joining us, candy crowley and dana bash. somebody watching in utah or california or massachusetts might say, why do i care? if you don't live in the dakotas, there is a problem. >> you have red ink and that's the huge difference between here, where you print more money, in the states where you are qurequired to balance your bud
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Feb 16, 2011 9:00pm EST
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Feb 10, 2011 2:00am EST
president obama says his's a christian, there's no beating back the drumbeat from the right that he's a muslim. check it out from fox news, with a republican caucus voters in iowa. >> i believe that he is a muslim. >> you do? >> yes. >> how would you believe that here?ç >> wow. >> wow, that's ten raised hands out of 25 republican caucus voters. 40%, they believe this nonsense apparently. these are the folks who picked the next gop presidential nominee. the iowa rep caucus attenders, religions and reality our top story tonight. it looks like he's crashed at a tea party event him celeste last night. the right wingers always talk about freedom and liberty, so why are they lining up behind the old guard in egypt and not the people in the streets? could they see freedom as their kind or their way? >>> and the return of the culture wars. some republican congressmen are stoking up the abortion fight. whatever happened to all that talk about creating jobs? finally tweeting his words, the painful lesson rick santorum just learned about criticizing herself, sarah palin. that's in "the sides
Feb 17, 2011 5:00pm EST
at the wisconsin state capital. as you said, the drama has made it all the way to the without. president obama criticized the budget bill, saying that it seemed like it was, quote, short-sighted thinking on the part of the governor. listen here to president obama. >> i would say, as a general proposition, that everybody's got to make some adjustments to new fiscal realities. we had to impose, for example, a freeze on pay increases for federal workers for the next two years as part of my overall budget freeze. on the other hand, some of what i have heard coming out of wisconsin, where you're just making it harder for public employees to collectively bargain generally seems like more of an assault on unions. >> reporter: the president through press secretary jay carney, he reiterated his boss's point, saying the president doesn't think this is the right way to fix a shorefall, but on the other end, john boehner is criticizing the president and defending scott walker. in a statement he released, he said, in part, quote, rather than shouten down those in office who speak honestly about the challen
Feb 9, 2011 10:00am EST
by the same party, they get more suspicious. very controversial, when obama's doing it. and perhaps it's something to be expected. perhaps even healthy. >> going to the white house is president obama will sign an extension, so i don't know. the democrats can't really use those, can they? >> i think they can. i think they overplayed their hand a little bit here. on their procedural change to require two-thirds majority. they could have put it up for the regular majority. so now, they feel they've given the democrats a little ammunition. >> what do you think now, pat, and what do you see it meaning going forward with these new tea party members? not just them, but the conservatives who are feeling energized by these new freshmen? >> they are constitutionalists and conservatives. we're about ten years out from 9/11 and their national concern is the national security state. they hold to the view that it's usually their own government that really intrudes upon liberty. they're being consistent with their values and beliefs and i think the republican party has to be aware that there's a lot
Feb 13, 2011 9:00am EST
a breakdown last summer that left 1,200 people stranded for hours in the sweltering heat. >>> president obama and republicans in agreement that the federal budget needs to be slashed. in his weekly address the president said when he unveils his budget proposal on monday he will aim to freeze domestic spending for the next five years, a move that would save $400 billion. he will also look to get rid of unused government buildings and also to freeze the salaries of government workers. that's not all. this morning the associated press reports the president will propose major cuts to a government financial aid plan citing the source within the administration ap says president obama will cut billions over the pell grant program the next decade. pell grants are for college students for low income families >> time is 9:07. first lady michelle obama making headlines with her advice on love. >>> also ahead, another sign that sarah palin could be making a run for the white house. >>> and health concerns at the "playboy" mansion. the symptoms plaguing people that led to a health investigation. >>> and m
Feb 15, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >>> happening now, president barack obama says he's eager to have an adult conversation about overspending. we're deciphering the main messages of his surprise news conference. >>> plus, death chants by iranian lawmakers. they are trying to snuff out anti-government protests by calling for the execution of some opposition leaders. >>> and after months of scandal, italy's prime minister now facing trial on sex and abuse of power charges. we have an exclusive interview with a woman who is being investigated for hooking him up with young women. wolf blitzer is off today. i'm jessica yellin. you're in "the situation room." >>> president obama faced reporters today after enduring 24 hours of mostly bad reviews about his new budget blueprint. he used a hastily called news conference to defend his spending plan as well as his response to the revolution in egypt, and he laid down some new markers for his next two years in office. our senior white house correspondent ed henry was there. ed, the president seemed pretty defensive today. >> reporter: he was a little defensive in dealing with the situation
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Feb 13, 2011 4:00pm EST
obama will be unveiling his 2012 budget. pitting the white house plans against the gop house. as they promise to slash $100 billion this year and if democrats won't work with them, molly henneberg said. >> steve what is in the president's 2012 budget? >> its blueprint that aims to reduce the deficit by $1.1 trillion over two years and cost cutting measures including grants to the state, airport funding and public health programs. here is how the budget director describes it. >> we have to start living within our means. our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look at the american people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore. we're spending money we have each year and then we can work on bringing down our national debt. >> reporter: the budget cuts to defense spending but does not cut the third rail of politics, medicare and social security. >> gregg: the entitlement programs, steve, the president seems to be responding to gop demands for the budget cuts what is the republican reaction so far? >> reporter: they don't think
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